Glen Eira College Parents Association
Hi Glen Eira College Parents and Friends
Welcome To The Parents Association Information Page
The Glen Eira College Parents Association (GECPA) is an informal and friendly group of parents and guardians who act as a link between our parent community and the college.
Our main method of communicating with our parent community is through emails. If you are not already receiving our emails, please click here to subscribe to our mailing list, so that we can let you know what is happening and how you can be involved.
All GEC parents and guardians are welcome to attend our meetings – a great chance to meet some school families and help the college. Your level of involvement is up to you, and all contributions are appreciated. If you are interested in getting involved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, we run a small number of events to support our school community, enable families to meet and socialise together, and raise funds for the college. Generally, these include the following:
- A second-hand uniform stall before the start of the school year. We sometimes also run an extra stall during the year.
- A multicultural picnic for school families to socialise and share some food from our diverse community.
- A fundraising stall at one of Glen Eira Council’s Party in the Park events.
- A movie night
- Refreshments at intermission of Glen Eira College’s Production
- A Trivia Night every second year. Our 2016 Trivia Night raised over $12,000, which enabled the college to buy new musical instruments and improve the school grounds.
Walk and Talk With Us Each Week
We have a social walking group which meets once a week to walk and chat for about an hour. We meet on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting) at 7:30pm at the corner of Crosbie and Murrumbeena Roads at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve.
So that we can keep in contact, we have set up a messaging group on Whatsapp. To join the group, just email us your name and phone number – email@example.com.
School Crossing Campaign
GECPA is supporting a campaign by the Glen Eira College School Council to improve the safety of the school crossing on Booran Road (between the two sides of Glen Eira College). We are lobbying for:
- An extension to the 40km/h speed limit to cover the whole school day
- Variable electronic speed signs to make the pedestrian lights more visible to drivers.
We urge you to write emails, sign the online petition Urgent Action on Speed Signs, write letters to the Glen Eira Leader and raise this issue with Glen Eira Councillors and with local MP’s so we can make the school crossing safer for our children. You will find more information about the need for safety improvements when you click on the above link to the petition.
Entertainment Books and Memberships
Please help our fundraising efforts by buying an Entertainment Book or Digital Membership from us. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do – helping our fundraising at the same time!
Please Join Us
Our organising committee is a friendly group of GEC parents interested in supporting their childrens’ school. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any comments or specific skills that you wish to offer, please email Juliet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GECPA committee meets in the evenings (at someone’s home), newcomers are always welcome.
GECPA Convenor 2017
GEC Trivia Night – GEC Goes To Rio
On 6 August 2016, 160 parents, staff, former students and friends gathered together in the GEC gym, which was fabulously transformed for our night in Rio. We raised over $12,000, which is our best result ever. This will help GEC to buy new musical instruments and improve the school grounds for the students.
Our Ongoing Fundraising Ventures
of mutual benefit to GEC and Local Traders – are as below:
Plants Plus – Botanical Creations (corner of Grange Road and Glenhuntly Road, Glenhuntly) – Earn points for GEC by shopping at Plants Plus, every $1 earns 5 points
Shu Mart (1180 Glenhuntly Road, Glenhuntly) – Shu Mart will donate 5% of purchases to GEC. Ask for a duplicate receipt and drop it into the college office.
Gran Prix Cycles – Supporting GEC and Giving a Discount. Gran Prix Cycles in Caulfield South were generous in their support of our Trivia Night (they donated a $400 voucher) and have now offered regular support to Glen Eira College with a special offer, which benefits you and the college. Collect a loyalty card from the GEC office to take advantage of this offer.